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Double Actuator - Bottle Logic Brewing

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lucnifter on 02-18-2014

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by Stevedore:
Photo of Stevedore
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Tyler. Poured into a GLBC snifter today, 5/1/2014.

A- Clear and light orange-copper body, two finger white head with good retention, no lacing. Pretty typical appearance for a DIPA.

S- Smells interesting actually; a nice bready caramel malt backbone is supplemented very well by a solid tangerine and papaya nose. Not super complex, but this is a nicely balanced nose and is certainly interesting.

F- Unfortunately, the nose doesn't translate to the palate. It's got some papaya and tropical fruit, but the malt backbone kind of falls behind here. It's quite bitter with a relatively non-descript hop contribution, though you do get a little bit of tropical fruit.

M- Quite bitter, medium bodied and carbonated well enough. But the bitterness is too much for the relative lack of hop flavours on the palate.

O- I expected more based on the nose, it just ended up being too bitter for what you'd expect based on the nose. A weird beer in that manner, as you can usually tell how much hops you'll taste when you smell it. But this is a beer that smells quite a bit better than it tastes.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AleHunter805
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was expensive for a 22oz DIPA bomber. The aroma literally smelled like cat piss. I've never experienced this before with any other IPA. I am quite certain that I will not be having this one again.

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle and into tbe baby Almanac snifter.

Like that moment when you ring the door bell of a first date after meeting her during a drunken Saturday prior.

And....

Meh. Not ugly, but not what you hoped for. And smell and taste follow suit. It's not a bad date, but it just wasn't what you were hoping for. A bit too bitter, too flat, too bland.

Next!

It warms...

Getting better. But Raul still isn't tripping.

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 05/06/14, 10% ABV. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Centennial & Columbus.

Appearance: Clear, polished copper body with a clinging white head.

Smell: Big fruity hops - stone fruit, tropical fruit. Floral notes. Fairly sweet as well, but not excessively - the malt accentuates the fruitier aspects of the hop profile without contributing much actual grain aroma. This is on the verge of being too malty, without crossing that line; instead the malt is complementary to the hops.

Palate: Juicy apricot, pineapple, mango; just all-around juicy. On the sweeter side, without much bitterness, yet the malt is reigned-in just enough that it doesn't come across as cloying. Medium-bodied, perhaps leaning toward full. It's an easy drinker for the heft. The substantial malt backbone does a great job of highlighting the fruitier aspect of the hop bill. Thankfully there's no grain character here, or astringency from the crystal malt.

Overall: My first beer from this new brewery, and I'm pretty impressed. Looking forward to trying more from them.

Photo of JonCaytion
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one was super fresh. The smell was beautiful, but quickly dissipated.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Deep copper colored brew with a white soapy head. Plenty of active carbonation rising busily to the service.

SMELL: Aroma of pine, herb, even a little garlic and onion like pungency.

TASTE: Intense hops notes of citrus, lemon, onion, orangey citrus. Caramel malt body is big and falls just short of a full balance; this beer finishes bitter. Little alcohol flavor is noticed, the hops cut a lot of that out.

OVERALL: A good, fresh double ipa with a strong hop presence.

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Handsome orange-amber brew with an ample white foam poured in the Affligem chalice. Lovely honeysuckle and apricot jam aroma. Sparkly with carbonation and tangy with hop acidity. I don't see a date on this apparently fresh bottle, but the ABV is now 9%.

A fruity and malty pleasure. Apricots and mango. A nice jammy flavor with just enough sweetness. This doesn't taste much of alcohol, except maybe a dry fruit liqueur note. After some sipping what seems like a moderate bitterness gets a little out of hand. Hops finally get their revenge in the bitter aftertaste. Hops are listed as Mosaic, Citra, Centennial, and Columbus and it's rated at 80 IBU.

Eminently drinkable and yet another in a winning streak of delicious double IPAs. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego. Label says it's the first in the "HOPTOMOTRON SERIES." Looking forward to trying more from this place.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, herbal hop, and onion and garlic aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal and vegetal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable, but very herbal and vegetal in terms of the hop profile.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another Double IPA is on the OC block. On-tap at Bottle Logic itself, on to the beer:

The color of toasted orange is sighted through the glass, topped with a few lines of lacing. Double IPA aromas are like walking through a candy store, but in this case it's like walking through a tropical fruit stand. Vibrant, with pleasing notes of papaya, pineapple and even peach (the 3 P's, I believe I'm the first to use that!). The taste is not far off the high mark left by the aroma. Passionfruit alley meets papaya road, which together make a mouth watering pair. There's a kiss of onion noted too, which is...different. A bit of the alcohol seeps through the wall of hops, though considering that it hits 10% ABV, it's still a tale of success. It's also quite smooth and not very bitter considering.

I like hops, and I like Double Actuator. Welcome to the block that already includes Royalty, Knuckle Sandwich, Jericho, and Humulus Lager.

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear amber with a long-lasting white head.

Smell: Super floral hops, some pine in there too.

Taste: Very bitter up front, into a dry and somewhat sharp malt backbone, a little ethanol at the end. Aftertaste is clean, with very little bitterness carrying through

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness and carbonation. No residual feel.

Overall: Very strong DIPA, but with all of the bitterness up front instead of lasting all the way through.

Photo of BingCrosby7
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought this from El Cerrito Liquor in Corona, CA. The proprietor said that this was the first round of bottling of this beer, and it seemed very fresh, so this is probably as good as it gets away from the tap.

A--Deep orange with a tinge of red--midway between a pale and an amber. Beautiful coloration. Light head with minimal lacing on the glass.
S--Strong, hoppy nose, with a little bit of pine. There is a hint of something citrus based, but it is a bit buried beneath the intense hop.
T--There is an initial burst of grapefruit and citra, though the aftertaste follows the smell; that is, the backend of the sip is piney rather than floral or citrus based hoppy.
M--Very light on the palate with minimal carbonation. Not bad, but a little flabby. With IPAs, I usually prefer a bit more carbonation.
O--This is a fine beer; however, I think the brew could either use a little bit more malt or one more variety of citrus hop to mellow out the pine-forward profile.

Photo of pkalix
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark honey color, with little head.
smells biscuit-y and malt-y and bread-y, with some pine.
taste is the same- sweet but with some hop bitterness. needs the sweetness to cover the 10% abv. I've had this taste before in another brew, but I don't remember which. strong abv masked by a malt-y sweet, semi-hop bitterness.... decent for the amount of abv we're getting here!
overall, another decent dipa, but masked with the malt....

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Double Actuator from Bottle Logic Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.